Call the personal injury specialists at Accident Advice Helpline for the best legal advice on how to make a gardening accident claim. Accident Advice Helpline was founded in 2000 with the aim of making personal injury claims an option for everyone – not just those who can afford high legal costs. We have a large team of expert solicitors who work on a no-win, no-fee basis, so you do not need to worry about further expenses at a time when you are already suffering financially.
Gardening injuries are surprisingly common with accident and emergency departments reporting many cases every year. If you work as a gardener, your employer has a responsibility to ensure that your working conditions are as safe as possible.
Injuries that you might sustain during gardening can include broken bones and head or spinal injuries caused by a fall from a ladder. Tools such as mowers and shears can result in lacerations and even amputations. If you are working with chemicals such as pesticides and fertilisers, you should be provided with protective clothing to avoid burns and illnesses.
If you are expected to work with incorrect or faulty equipment and this results in a gardening accident, then someone else may be considered negligent. In this case, the law says you are entitled to compensation.
Making a claim
If you are injured in a gardening accident, you should seek immediate medical attention. Hopefully this will help you quickly recover from your injuries. If you decide to make a gardening accident claim, medical documentation of your injuries will be important evidence.
Record as many details of your accident as you can, including weather conditions, equipment being used and anything else you think could be relevant. If there are any witnesses to your accident, have them to do the same and make sure you have their names and contact details. If it is possible take a photograph of the hazard that caused your accident, please do so. In addition, keep records of all expenses you incur as a result of your accident and any money lost due to not being able to work.
Call our free, 24-hour helpline on 0800 180 4123 or on 0333 500 0992 from your mobile if your accident occurred fewer than three years ago. Our trained advisors will listen to the details of your accident and confirm if you are entitled to compensation. They can even give you an idea of how much you are likely to receive.
The claims process
Your claim will be handled by one of our expert solicitors who specialise in your injury type. They will be committed to making the process as easy as possible for you. Whenever possible they will carry out consultations over the phone so you do not have to travel. You may be able to settle the claim without even appearing in court. Compensation will be claimed from your employer’s liability insurance, so call us and start the claims process today.
Date Published: November 16, 2014
Author: David Brown